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Thinking clearly about the FIRST trial: addressing ethical challenges in cluster randomised trials of policy interventions involving health providers

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  • Austin R Horn Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Charles Weijer Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Departments of Philosophy, Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Spencer Phillips Hey Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Harvard Center for Bioethics, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jamie Brehaut Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Dean A Fergusson Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Departments of Medicine and Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cory E Goldstein Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jeremy Grimshaw Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, Center for Practice-Changing Research, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Monica Taljaard Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Mr Austin R Horn, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada; ahorn5{at}uwo.ca
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Horn AR, Weijer C, Hey SP, et al
Thinking clearly about the FIRST trial: addressing ethical challenges in cluster randomised trials of policy interventions involving health providers

Publication history

  • Received March 21, 2017
  • Revised February 13, 2018
  • Accepted March 26, 2018
  • First published April 27, 2018.
Online issue publication 
August 22, 2018

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